The two letters to the Thessalonians dwell richly on the Christian hope and emphasize the significance of the Christian calling in the here and now. In this commentary Leon Morris offers a solid exegetical discussion of specific problems relating to the composition of the letters themselves, yet his exposition is also pervaded by an acute awareness of the relevance of Paul's message to the practical problems encountered in living the Christian life.
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The author also addresses eschatology from a reformed perspective. God calls the Thessalonians into the kingdom and into glory. This call is effectual, meaning it cannot be resisted. Interestingly, Paul does not often preach about the kingdom, but he does to the Thessalonians. God’s rule is operative in believers both in the present and in the glorious future. Despite a lot of attention being devoted to the second coming in these letters, Paul still makes realized eschatology part of his teaching.
I enjoyed the book because it covers the basics but also employs a perspective I have not previously seen applied to the Thessalonian epistles.